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Ferry Aid – Let It Be (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Although this single was recorded to help victims of a 1987 tragedy. Today we pray for those affected in Manchester, England.

Ferry Aid were a British-American ensemble group, brought together to record the song “Let It Be” in 1987. The single was released following the Zeebrugge Disaster, which had occurred on 6 March 1987 involving the capsizing of the MS Herald of Free Enterprise ferry, which killed 193 passengers and crew. All proceeds from sales of the single were donated to the charity set up in the aftermath of the disaster. The recording was organised by The Sun newspaper, after it had sold cheap tickets for the ferry on that day. “Let It Be” was written by Lennon–McCartney and originally recorded by The Beatles in 1969.

Garry Bushell, then with The Sun newspaper, organised the recording of the song by recruiting record producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. They then put an invitation out to the music industry for artists to contribute their vocals to the song. Although many stars were initially reluctant to join forces with the newspaper, eventually artists such as Boy George, Kate Bush, Gary Moore and Mark Knopfler agreed to take part. Original writer, Paul McCartney also contributed to the song, although his performance (and section in the accompanying video) were recorded independently in his own studios. In fact, it was later revealed that McCartney used his voice of the original recording of the 1970 Beatles track and added it to the Ferry Aid recording. The song was recorded over three days between 14 and 16 March 1987 and the single was released on Monday 23 March 1987. The first artist to record his part was Mark King (who also played bass guitar on the song) on the Saturday morning, while the last was Paul King on Monday evening.

In the original Beatles recording George Harrison did the guitar solo but for the purposes of this song – as shown in the video – the solo was divided with Gary Moore first, then Mark Knopfler, then back to Gary Moore with Moore’s parts being more ‘rock’ and Knopfler’s being more laid-back.

“Let It Be” reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart in its first week on 4 April 1987, and remained at that position for three weeks. It was the 13th best selling single of the year in the UK; it was certified gold for shipping over 500,000 copies. The single was also a number one hit in Norway and Switzerland, and reached the top 10 in several European countries.

Artists to have contributed and performed solo spots on the song are as follows:

Paul McCartney
Boy George
Keren Woodward and Nick Kamen
Paul King
Mark King
Jaki Graham
Taffy
Mark Knopfler (guitar solo)
Andy Bell
Pepsi & Shirlie
Mel and Kim
Gary Moore (guitar solo)
Kim Wilde and Nik Kershaw
Edwin Starr
Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot
Ruby Turner
Kate Bush

The closing choruses of the song feature an ensemble choir featuring many of the above performers as well other recording artists. The back-up chorus consisted of:

The Alarm, John Altman, Debee Ashby, Al Ashton, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Simon Bates, Alison Bettles, Jenny Blythe, Errol Brown, Miquel Brown, Bucks Fizz, Jay Carly, The Christians, Nick Conway, Linda Davidson, Hazell Dean, Anne Diamond, Difford and Tilbrook, Doctor and the Medics, The Drifters, Drum Theatre, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Roy Gayle, Go West, Carol Hitchcock, Felix Howard, Gloria Hunniford, Imagination, Jenny Jay, Ellie Laine, Annabel Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence, Loose Ends, Linda Lusardi, Ruth Madoc, Bobby McVey, Suzanne Mizzi, The New Seekers, Sadie Nine, The Nolans, Hazel O’Connor, Mike Osman, Su Pollard, Tim Polley, Pamela Power, Maxi Priest, Princess, Jimmy Pursey, Suzi Quatro, Mike Read, Sally Sagoe, Nejdet Salih, Ray Shell, Mandy Smith, Neville Stapleton, Alvin Stardust, Steve Strange, Sylvia Tella, Terraplane, Bonnie Tyler, Maria Whittaker, Working Week.

SIDE A:
Let It Be 6:30
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Burni Adams, Jamie Bromfield

SIDE B:
Let It Be (Mega Message Mix) 6:11
Mixed By – Jamie Bromfield

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Profile Records ‎– PRO-7147
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Pop
Style: Pop/Rock

CREDITS:
Bass – Mark King
Drums – A. Lynn
Guitar – Gary Moore, Mark Knopfler
Keyboards – Matt Aitken, Mike Stock
Producer – Stock/Aitken/Waterman*
Written-By – Lennon/McCartney*

NOTES:
Recorded at PWL Studios.
Special thanks to: Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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Erasure – Amor Y Odio (Love To Hate You) (Spain 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th September 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1991

A. Front

“Amor Y Odio (Love To Hate You)” is the Spanish language version of synth-pop band Erasure’s seventeenth single “Love To Hate You” from the album Chorus released in 1991. The single was originally a free 7″ included in the Limited Spanish Edition of “Chorus” LP and was also separately distributed as a “promo” for Spanish radio-stations and some record shops.

SIDE A:
Amor Y Odio (Love To Hate You) 3:52

SIDE B:
Vitamin C 3:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sanni Records ‎– MUTE 131
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: Spain
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Me Company
Mixed By – Daved Bascombe* (tracks: A), Martyn Phillips (tracks: B)
Producer – Martyn Phillips
Translated By [Spanish] – JC Escalonada, MJ Gonzalez
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

NOTES:
“Love To Hate You” sung in Spanish language.

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Erasure – Love To Hate You (Joe T. Vannelli Remixes) (Italy 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th September 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1991

A. Front

“Vinyl Only Remixes”

“Love To Hate You” is a song by Erasure which was released in 1991 as the second single from the duo’s fifth studio album Chorus.

“Love to Hate You” is one of Erasure’s most successful singles on the UK singles chart, peaking at number four. It became a Top 20 hit in Germany where it reached number 19, and in Sweden where it reached number 4. In the US it reached number 17 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play, number 10 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales and number 6 on the Modern Rock Tracks.

Limited to only 100 copies this ultra rare Italain only 12″ promo includes exclusive remixes by Italian disc jockey , record producer and radio host Joe T. Vannelli. He specializes in house music and electronica. The tracks were emixed at the JTC recording studios, Milan.

SIDE A:
Love To Hate You (J.T. Company Remix) 7:00
Love To Hate You (J.T. Company Instrumental Remix) 5:30

SIDE B:
Love To Hate You (Joe T. Vannelli Remix Dub) 5:05
Love To Hate You (Joe T. Vannelli Single Remix) 4:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1991 Love To Hate You U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #6
1991 Love To Hate You U.S. Billboard Hot Max-Singles Sales #10
1991 Love To Hate You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute ‎– LOVE 100
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: Italy
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: House

CREDITS:
Keyboards – Pino Di Pietro
Remix, Percussion, Bass – Joe T. Vannelli
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

NOTES:
Remix For JTC Mix.
Recorded At JTC Recording Studios, Milan (Italy).
Promotional Copy.
Not For Sale.
Limited to 100 copies

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Erasure – Heavenly Action (Yellow Brick Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th September 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Heavenly Action” is a song by the British synthpop duo Erasure, released in November 1985 as their second single.

Issued by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S., the single proved to be the second commercial failure for the duo (following “Who Needs Love Like That”).

The mid-tempo pop song, written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, is a straightforward ode to love. The music video features Clarke and Bell in an outer space/celestial setting, with several young children appearing as angels.

To this day, “Heavenly Action” remains Erasure’s lowest-charting single on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 100. In the United States, “Heavenly Action” was paired with “Who Needs Love Like That” on the 12 inch single and, as a double-sided hit, climbed to number eight on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

The song was later included on the duo’s debut album Wonderland, released in June 1986.

The UK only “Yellow Brick Mix” was at one time considered one of the rarest and most expensive commercially released Erasure items.

SIDE A:
Side One Heavenly Action (Yellow Brick Mix) 6:45
Bass – Dave Foster*
Remix – Joseph Watt

SIDE B:
Side Two Don’t Say No (Ruby Red Mix) 6:06
Remix – Colin Peter, Nick Titchener

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Heavenly Action U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute‎– L12 mute 042
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, Limited Edition, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork [Sleeve Design & Illustration By] – Health And Efficiency
Producer – Flood
Producer [Assistant] – N. Hine*, P. Legg*
Written-By – Clarke*, Bell*

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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Erasure – Indian Rubber Mega-Mix (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th September 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

Side 1

“Indian Rubber” is a megamix of Erasure hits released in 1990 by the US based bootlega label ON-USound. The label had at least 15 12″ releases. The majority of releases have single artist megamixes. Later on the label changed it’s name to to Euro-Mixx. This megamix is quite sought after by Erasure fans.

Please remember that this is a bootleg unofficial release therefore the sound quality is not always the best. I have restored this 12″ to the best of my ability. “Indian Rubber” was also released by ON-USound as a CD single but was taken directly from a vinyl source.

SIDE A:
Indian Rubber Mega Mix (Part One) 9:10
1. A Little Respect
2. Stop!
3. Chains Of Love
4. Who Needs Love (Like That)
5. Oh L’Amour
6. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

SIDE B:
Indian Rubber Mega Mix (Part Two) 7:30
1. The Circus (Live)
2. Ship Of Fools
3. Push Me Shove Me
4. Sometimes
5. It Doesn’t Have To Be

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ON-USound ‎– ERA 04
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Mixed, Unofficial Release
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
Unofficial Mega Mix

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Side 2

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Erasure – Who Needs Love Like That (Mexican Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th September 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Who Needs Love Like That” is the debut single released by British synthpop duo Erasure. The song was released in the UK on Mute Records in 1985 as a prelude to their debut album Wonderland.

In the UK the “Who Needs Love Like That” was a minor hit peaking at #55 while in the US the single did much better peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot/Dance Club Play chart and #13 on the Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

SIDE A:
Who Needs Love Like That (Mexican Mix) 6:09
Engineer – Sten*
Guitar – Maurice Michael

SIDE B:
Push Me Shove Me (Tacos Mix) 5:47

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Who Needs Love Like That U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #8
1985 Who Needs Love Like That U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Maxi-Singles Sales #13

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute ‎– L12 Mute 40
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, Limited Edition, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 02 Sep 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve], Illustration – Health And Efficiency
Producer – Flood
Producer [Assistant] – A. Clay*
Remix – Joseph Watt
Written-By – Clarke*

NOTES:
Special Edition
Erasure; Vince Clarke & Andy Bell

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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